Wednesday, March 28, 2007
So Many Books, So Little Time!
While we are left hanging on the cliff with Kevin's Part IV, we must move on to other things. I hope it won't be too long before we get to Part V.
When I typed in the title to this post, I discovered that I'd used it before. Not very original, but very apropos. I read all the time. I read when I'm walking, I read when I'm riding the stationary bike at the gym. I USED to read on my way to the student center for lunch, while I ate my lunnch , and on the way back to my office. Now I don't have a lunch hour, so I don't get as many books read as I used to.
I keep thinking of books I need to re-read. Most of my reading right now is rather fluffy - nothing very cerebral, but just for entertainment - mostly mysteries. I keep thinking of the books I used to read when I was in high school and college and realize I need to go back to some of them.
I don't buy books any more, because I have too many already. I put them on hold at the library, or I borrow them from friends.
Right now I'm re-reading some study books we used when I was a young mom and we had a great Tuesday morning Bible study. We had great discussions, wonderful times of prayer, a break from our kiddoes, and a quarterly salad luncheon. What great memories. I read What Happens When Women Pray by Evelyn Christensen and now I'm reading Lord, Change Me, by the same author. She has to be in her 80s by now. Her words still challenge me.
DC and I are going to Georgia next month to visit his brother and family. We are going to spend a couple of days on St. Simons Island. Back in those same days I talked about in the last paragraph, we were all reading Eugenia Price's novels. The first trilogy she wrote take place on St. Simons Island and I decided I needed to read those books again to prepare for the visit. I am halfway through the first one, The Lighthouse, and will try to finish New Moon Rising and Beloved Invader in the next month. I am really enjoying this trip back in my memory and in history. While I'm down there, I will also have a chance to have a chat with Brenda IRL, who lives in the same town that R&C so. That will be a treat!
There are many other books I want to revisit:
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Gone With the Wind
Anne of Green Gables - the entire series
The Mitford series
The Little House series (so I can remember how much the t.v. show did NOT follow the books)
Boede Thoene's third series - The Shiloh Legacy
Chuck Swindoll's books
Bob Benson's books
Max Lucado's books
Victoria Holt's mysteries
I know there are more, but I will stop there. That should keep me going for about the next two years. I haven't joined the reading challenges, because that feels like pressure! I probably should, because it would force a commitment.
P.S. I woke up this morning to snow - and a forecast high of 28 degrees. YUCK!!